Friday morning briefing: Hotel Clovis, spring break and breaking the color barrier

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing

Fast fact

Hotel Clovis hosted its grand opening on Oct. 20, 1931.

School’s out

A reminder — Portales Municipal Schools classes and offices are scheduled to be closed for Spring Recess April 22-25.

Classes resume April 26.

Quirky quote

“Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.” — P. J. O’Rourke

Sunday entertainment

Don’t forget Cirque Montage, 7 p.m., Sunday at Marshall Auditorium.

General admission $20, Seniors/Military/Students $15. Information: 769-4035.

Today in history

On this day in 1947, Jackie Robinson, age 28, becomes the first African-American player in Major League Baseball when he steps onto Ebbets Field in Brooklyn to compete for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Robinson broke the color barrier in a sport that had been segregated for more than 50 years.

Here’s the rest of the story:


Today — Mostly sunny. Windy. Highs in the mid 60s to lower 70s. Northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to around 40 mph.

Tonight — Mostly clear. Lows in the lower to mid 30s.

Looking ahead — Saturday mostly sunny. Highs in the 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Sunday, highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s.